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Etymology & Historical Origin - Konner
Konner is an Americanized respelling of Connor (American parents are famous for turning C names into K names and they also have a knack for switching up vowels). There are two possible origins for the name Connor – one is Irish Gaelic and one is Anglo-Saxon. The Irish name Connor is derived from the old Gaelic name “Conchobhar” meaning “lover of hounds”. Animals were highly regarded among the ancient Celts – for instance the fish (particularly the salmon) represented knowledge. Birds were believed to hold prophetic knowledge. Horses, cattle and pigs symbolized fertility and prosperity. But the Celtic hound was a loyal companion and comrade in battle. They could be counted on for their endurance, speed and stamina during the hunt. In Celtic mythology hounds had magical licking powers to heal, and they also resided in the Otherworld as a guide and protector of lost souls. Conchobhar Mac Nessa was also the name of a legendary king of Ulster in Irish mythology (see literary references below). From a different etymological perspective, Conner could also be the transferred use of an Anglo-Saxon surname originating as an occupational name for an inspector of weights and measures. In Middle English, the word “cunnere” means “inspector” a derivative of “cun(nen)” meaning “to examine”. In any case, the Conor/Connor names are hugely popular throughout the English speaking world right now. Konnor and Konner followed as alternate spellings.
Popularity of the Name Konner
The spelling of Konner first appeared on the U.S. male naming charts in 2003 (not surprisingly, that year Connor was the 43rd most popular name in America). As we’ve already mentioned, American parents have a penchant for making up new spellings (it’s a bit tiresome, but ok). The spelling of Connor continues to be the most popular by far and is given to about 70% of the baby Connors being born. Conner (with an “e”) goes to about 20%. The remaining 10% is split among Conor, Konner and Konnor. So you can see that Konner all by himself is pretty rare. One thing we can say for certain: your little boy should get used to saying “My name is Konner. That’s Conor with a K, two Ns and an E.” He’ll be repeating that phrase for the rest of his life. Some might call that a nuisance.
Popularity of the Boy Name Konner
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Konner
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Konner
Conchobhar (Conor) MacNessa (Irish Mythology) Conchobhar (Conor) MacNessa was the legendary king of Ulster said to be born at the same time as Jesus Christ. He is remembered most for his ill-fated marriage to Deirdre. So the story goes: one day, King Conor attended a celebratory feast in his honor given by Femlin, a lord of Ulster. During the merriment, a messenger arrived with news that Femlin’s wife had just given birth to a baby girl. As the men drank to the baby’s health, a Druid (Celtic priest) was sent to predict the child’s future. When the Druid foretold that the baby would grow to be the fairest of all women in Ireland but that she would marry a king and bring ruin upon the kingdom of Ulster, King Conor decided to take the baby, hide her safely away and make her his own wife when she reached marriageable age. This way, no foreign king could have her. They named the baby Deirdre which is Celtic for “woman”. As Deidre grew older and the wedding day neared, she was repulsed by the aged king who was to become her husband. Instead, she fell in love with the king’s nephew, a handsome warrior named Naoise. At first, Naoise tried to reject the girl’s advances knowing she was promised to the king, but her beauty overpowered him. The two young lovers eloped and escaped to Scotland. Eventually Conor tricked the lovers into returning to Ulster by promising forgiveness. Then he promptly had Naoise killed for treason. Deirdre was forced to marry the king but she steadfast refused to look at him or even smile for a year. When Conor finally asked her what she hated most of all, she answered “Thou thyself. And Éogan son of Duracht” (Éogan being the king’s servant who had killed Naoise by the king’s orders). Whether as an act of revenge or a reaction to his own wounded pride, Conor cruelly sent Deirdre to be with Éogan for a year. As she was leaving to go with Éogan, Deirdre jumped out of the chariot hurling her head against a rock, killing herself instantly. According to legend, two yew trees sprung from the separate gravesites of Deirdre and Naoise and grew so tall that their limbs intertwined over either side of a church (symbolizing their unity for eternity). King Conor’s ruthless treatment of Deirdre and Naoise doesn’t exactly cast him in the most attractive of lights; he was nonetheless a brave and capable king. It was his desire for Deirdre that proved his ultimate downfall. The again, the Druid warned us all.
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Konner
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Famous People Named Konner
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Children of Famous People Named Konner
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Personality of the Boy Name Konner
The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change. Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy. This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive.
Variations of the Baby Name - Konner